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Rusty Yates: Parallels to my ex-wife’s case

  • Schlemmer admits to holding her sons under water in tub, killing one
  • Andrea Yates drowned her children in a bathtub

Andrea Yates was convicted of drowning her children in a bathtub.  She was eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity.  Her ex-husband, Rusty Yates, stood by her during her trial.  Rusty spoke to Jane Velez-Mitchell about why he stood by his ex-wife and he talks about the Michelle Schlemmer case.

Michelle Schlemmer admits to holding two of her young sons under the water in the bathtub killing one and leaving the other fighting for his life.  Schlemmer put her oldest son on the school bus then came back in the house and told her other two sons ages 6 and 3 to get in the tub. 

Schlemmer then says she got in the tub with them and held them under the water, even sitting on them at one point.  Her three-year-old son is dead and her six-year-old is on life support.  Schlemmer says ‘crazy voices’ told her to do it.  

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

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